How did we improve lease and platform performance?


Improvements in IBM TRIRIGA Performance

By Rick Rhea & Jay Manaloto

What has the IBM TRIRIGA performance team been up to? Over the last few years and last few releases, our performance team has focused on areas that aren’t normally covered by our standard benchmark tests, and on tools that can help customers to resolve performance issues on their own. If you’re interested, here are a few of our recent improvements in lease and platform performance.

  • Lease Benchmark Testing: Not only are database server and process server resources especially important, but using multiple process servers improves performance.
  • New Recommended Indexes: Several additional indexes were identified and added to the best practices to obtain the best response times and resource utilization of the database server.
  • Lease Journal Entries: By redesigning journal entry processing with parallel and batch processing, and multiple process servers, our test results took only about 2.5 hours instead of over 90 hours.
  • Platform Enhancements: Dynamic workflows can now pass and return parameters, the Query task can now return the number of records instead of the actual records, and the Trigger Action task can now run the asynchronous event that occurs after the transition by a user other than the currently logged-in user.
  • BIRT Reporting & Lease Disclosure Reports: In Version 3.6.1, the reporting was modified to improve running on a separate BIRT server, and to avoid the problematic “params.displayText”.
  • Performance Analyzer Tool: In Version 3.5.3, this tool was introduced to allow a customer to run specific logging types without using the Admin Console, and to view easy-to-read reports.
  • Module Level Associations, Early Adopter Feature: In Version 3.7.0, the platform was enhanced to support Module Level Associations (MLA) tables where the records in the IBS_SPEC_ASSIGNMENTS table are distributed into smaller tables that are created by module type.

By applying the above finding and tools, our recent IBM TRIRIGA 10.7.0 / 3.7.0 release has demonstrated a significant improvement in performance over previous releases. But we’re not done yet! Our performance team will continue to dig deeper into weaker areas or potential opportunities to make our products stronger or faster. So stay tuned for any upcoming developments!

Note: For future releases, “Module Level Assignments” will be renamed “Module Level Associations”.

References:

[Admin: This post is related to the 07.27.17 post about the Performance Analyzer. To see other related posts, use the Performance tag.]

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Where can you find info about IBM TRIRIGA Building Insights?


IBM® TRIRIGA® Building Insights is an IBM TRIRIGA Perceptive app that uses IoT data, AI, inputs from TRIRIGA and other external sources like WiFi and badge data, to deliver utilization insights about occupancy and frequency metrics for your buildings, floors, and spaces across your entire real estate portfolio.

Use Building Insights to transform workplace experiences with AI and analytical capabilities for intelligent real estate management. Use Building Insights with data from IoT sensors and Cisco DNA Spaces to understand space utilization trends, metrics, and anomalies. Use the utilization information to identify underperforming spaces and optimize space utilization within your real estate portfolio.

For more information:

[Admin: This post is related to the 06.19.20 post about finding 3.7.0 and 10.7.0 information. To see other related posts, search “where can you find“.]

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Where can you find information about IBM TRIRIGA 3.7.0 and 10.7.0?


Where is the information for IBM TRIRIGA Application Platform 3.7.0 and IBM TRIRIGA 10.7.0 features and more?

[Admin: This post is related to the 12.27.16 post about finding 3.5.2 and 10.5.2 information. To see other related posts, search “where is the latest“ or “where can you find“.]

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Where is the Compatibility Matrix going to be relocated?


In January 2020, IBM developerWorks displayed the following banner message:

“The developerWorks Connections Platform is now in read-only mode and content is only available for viewing. No new wiki pages, posts, or messages may be added. Please see our FAQ for more information. The developerWorks Connections platform will officially shut down on March 31, 2020 and content will no longer be available. More details available on our FAQ.

Where is the Compatibility Matrix going to be relocated?

(1) In February 2020, the Compatibility Matrix and several related pages were officially relocated to IBM Support as follows:

(2) Since January 2020, the above information is also available in the independent (or backup) wiki:

  • TRIRIGAFEEDIA Wiki
    https://tririgafeedia.wiki
  • Note that this wiki may or may not contain the latest updates, but it strives to do so.

[Admin: This post is related to the 11.14.14 post about the latest Compatibility Matrix. To see other related posts, use the Matrix tag.]

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Where are the new TRIRIGA forums going to be located?


Official Forums

Officially, as of February 2020, the TRIRIGA forums on IBM developerWorks were migrated to IBM Support. Here’s the link. You might notice that the URL includes the “TRIRIGA Platform” forum tag. Theoretically, if everything works properly, this tag should allow you to filter for the migrated TRIRIGA forum posts.

Unfortunately, in order to post, the IBM Support Forums require you to request access to a specified product. Although this might be normal behavior for certain Support sites, this isn’t very convenient for a so-called “forum”. I didn’t expect it. Even as an employee of an IBM partner, I don’t have a Customer Number.

In any case, here’s the following request process. Good luck!

  • (1) In the upper-right corner of the Support page, open the user menu and select the Support Access option.
  • (2) In the Support Access page, click the Request Access button.
  • (3) In the Support Access popup, select the specific TRIRIGA Product (required), enter your Customer Number (required), and select the Country where the product is located (strange but required).
  • (4) Click the Submit button.

Independent Forums

Independently, we already see TRIRIGA forums or groups on social media, like the Facebook group “TRIRIGA Around the World” and Google group “triDeveloper“. But if you’d rather avoid Facebook and Google, I’ve set up an alternative Flarum-based forum called “TRIRIGAFEEDIA Forum“, which includes links to our archived forums from developerWorks. Although this forum is still pretty new and quiet, its light-and-fluid look-and-feel might impress you. Curious about it? I’ll see you there!

Content Migration

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Reaching another TRIRIGAFEEDIA milestone


Last week, December 5th, 2019 was the 5th anniversary of TRIRIGAFEEDIA. Another impressive milestone! Where have I been? Well, let’s just say that 2018 and 2019 have been very busy years. And I have no doubt that 2020 will be just as interesting, if not more so. Speaking of which, you might’ve noticed that IBM developerWorks is showing an important banner at the top of its wiki pages:

“The developerWorks Connections platform will be sunset on December 31, 2019. On January 1, 2020, this wiki will no longer be available.”

However, I’ve also learned that our specific wiki will remain frozen in read-only mode until the end of January 2020 before disappearing. Despite the challenges, the TRIRIGA team has been busily preparing a new wiki platform alternative. While the initial wiki pages may be populated as soon as January 2020, more and more batches will steadily follow, and the final pages may appear several months later.

So if you have a favorite wiki page that you might need during our migration process, I encourage you to print them to PDF for safekeeping. In any case, I’m excited about what I’ve seen of the cool new wiki platform so far. Stay tuned! Thanks again for reading, following, and feeding TRIRIGAFEEDIA. I appreciate it!

[Updated 12.13.19]

Interestingly, one day after I posted this entry, IBM updated their wiki banner:

“The developerWorks Connections platform will be sunset on January 2, 2020. This wiki will no longer be available unless an extension has been requested.”

[Updated 12.19.19]

Unfortunately, IBM didn’t approve the direction of our new wiki alternative. So we’ll discuss our next steps in January 2020. Meanwhile, I’ve learned that our current wiki will remain frozen in read-only mode until the end of March 2020. Stay tuned!

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How do you use Dynamic Workflow settings in Call Workflow task?


I am looking for some explanations for the “Dynamic Workflow” property settings in the Call Workflow task. When should I use it?

The Dynamic Workflow property and fields allows you to pull the workflow name to execute from a task > field, instead of the workflow name being hard-coded in the workflow. The field must contain the workflow name to execute.

Excerpt from the “Application Building” (3.5.3, PDF) user guide:

Dynamic Workflow: The values of this field are used to dynamically define the name of the workflow that this task will launch. For the “Task with Workflow Name” drop-down list, select the task record that contains the workflow name. For the “Workflow Name Field”, select the field on the task record that contains the workflow name. This record field must contain the workflow name that you want to launch.

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Does anyone know about Trinity for data import and export?


We are in the process of upgrading our TRIRIGA installation from 3.4.1/10.2.x to 3.5.2/10.5.2 and have run into an issue with Trinity, something that Global Services set up for us to import and export data to external systems. Does anyone know anything about it? Or know where to find any product documentation?

I work in IBM TRIRIGA Support as an L2 Support Engineer. I can tell you that Trinity is not a supported product and you would need to reach out to IBM Global Business Services (GBS) for assistance with this. I recommend starting out with a call to the IBM General Inquiries number to get in touch with GBS. That phone number is: 800-IBM-4YOU (800-426-4968).

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Where can you find a list of available IBM TRIRIGA reports?


Here are several lists of reports delivered with the as-shipped TRIRIGA solution:

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